Watering Young Trees Young or newly planted trees are much more susceptible to drought damage during the winter months. Make sure they are well watered during the summer and that they fall off until the ground freezes, and water them every two weeks during the winter when there is no snow cover. Established trees have a larger root zone and can therefore draw enough water from the surrounding soil. But newly planted and transplanted trees and shrubs will need additional watering during the cold winter months.
And conifers, which retain their needles during the winter, will also need regular water. During autumn and winter (October to March) water trees depending on weather, temperature and soil conditions. You need to water in winter when it is above 40 degrees and when there is no snow cover. Watering trees is essential during dry periods of fall, winter and early spring, when you are not watering your lawn.
Here is a video from City of Greeley Forest Manager Shiloh Hatcher on how to care for your trees in a dry fall and winter. The Colorado State Forest Service offers the following tips for watering trees. Whether evergreen or deciduous, all trees need water throughout the year to sustain life. For newly planted and young trees, this is especially important.
You will find that the lack of water is ranked just below the wrong planting methods in the list of reasons why young trees die. You need to ensure that young trees and newly planted trees are well watered during the fall and summer until the ground freezes. Then they should continue to be watered during the winter season when there is no snow cover. Established trees should be watered two or three times a month in the fall season and once a month in the winter season.
If you're not sure how to assess the health of your trees in winter or don't know where to start to ensure their health, ask for a consultation. This often does not appear until the heat of the following summer, which makes trees more susceptible to pests and diseases. Although dormant trees do not produce new leaves or flowers, they still use water and oxygen, and their internal and root systems continue to function. During the beginning of the winter season, when temperatures begin to drop, the trees go into a dormant state.
Excess water in the soil can also encourage the growth of soil fungi and bacteria that are not beneficial and can damage trees. Dry and cold winter soil loses its natural insulating properties, the same properties that protect the root systems of trees. The result of long, dry periods during autumn and winter are injuries or death of parts of the root system of the plant. Fill it on the kitchen faucet and water the plants slowly, taking care to cover the entire area of the root zone.
Trees can be damaged by winter weather mainly due to lack of water, and the dry roots of a tree during the winter season can cause many problems during the spring season. If you have a small garden or trees in large pots, you can fill a bucket or watering can and water that way. Because both the roots of trees and the internal functions of a tree continue to function during dormancy, a tree in winter needs regular water and oxygen. That's one of the reasons you'll see brown needles on your evergreen tree in winter, so put them at the top of your watering list.